LAUREN B. MCINROY
Co-Chair, Canada Regional Network
Lauren B. McInroy (Chair, Canada Regional Network) is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio). Her research focuses on vulnerable children, adolescents, and young adults; in particular LGBTQ+ populations. Her research interests include the implications of engagement with information and communication technologies (ICTs) for identity development, social support and community engagement, health and mental health, and resilience and positive adjustment. She also focuses on digital research methodologies and employing new technologies in social work practice. Lauren's doctoral research considered the impacts of participation in online fandom communities on the identity development and resilience of LGBTQ+ young people. Dr. McInroy earned her BA, BEd, MSW, and PhD at the University of Toronto. She recently joined the Leadership Council of INQYR as the Canadian Co-Chair, and is also a member of the United States Regional Network. She seves on the Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as well as the Membership Committee of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).